Angela’s Healthy Smoothies

Hey! I’m Angela, from Angela’s Adventures. I stumbled across One Artsy Mama awhile back and I’m super excited that I get to guest post on Amy’s creative blog. Thank you so much for having me! As a stay at home mommy of a 1 year old and a 3 year old, I’m passionate about feeding my kids healthy foods and trying to include them in the things that we make. I’ve found that if I include them in cooking healthy food, they are much more likely to eat the foods that are served to them.

Today I want to share a simple tutorial for some smoothies that we make, probably on average, about 4 times a week. I think all of us mommies can agree on one thing….We want our kids to have excellent nutrition but, it’s not always easy. To be honest, sometimes it’s really hard, isn’t it? I hope that this smoothie recipe will encourage you to think outside the box and try something new with your kids. Let them help you make it and then sit with them and enjoy it together. If you want to make it even more fun, make a smoothie and then take it outside to drink together. Food always tastes better when it’s served as a “picnic”.

Here’s what we usually put in our smoothies:
1 Banana
1 Apple, cored but, not peeled
1 Tomato
1 Avocado
1 Mango
1 cup of Vanilla Yogurt

2/3 cup 100% Pure Apple or Orange Juice

2 Tablespoons of Flax Seed Oil (even kids need their Omega 3’s!)
A few drops of Vitamin D

Ice cubes, if you like your smoothie extra cold

Have your child help you put all of the fruit into a blender. Just to be safe, I keep our blender unplugged until we’re ready to blend up the smoothie. You know how busy 3 year old fingers can be! Blend up the smoothie and then enjoy!

We’ve been making smoothies since my 3 year old was just over a year old. He always drinks at least once huge glass and it makes me feel good to see him eating something that I know is so good for him.

When you make these with your kids, get creative! Add strawberries, peeled oranges, pureed carrots or even spinach. The possibilities are endless!

About the Author:
Angela Strand is the author of Angela’s Adventures, a blog where she shares her thoughts on life as a stay at home mommy, her crafting, DIY and cooking adventures and a place where she documents daily life with her family.

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  1. I especially love the idea of keeping the blender unplugged until you’re ready to blend. That’s smart. I would never have thought to put a tomato in a smoothie, but I’ve only recently started adding spinach and it’s great so why not.

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